Class turns out climate protectors

Good News Notes: “Ro Lewis parked her hybrid car at TC Chevy to get a charge and walked up to the Jackson County Fuel Committee site on Valley View Road near Ashland to help load firewood. The actions were part of her efforts as a Certified Master Climate Protector to combat climate change. Lewis gained…

A simple burst of bubbles is keeping this canal clear of plastic

Good News Notes: “If you walk along the Westerdok canal in Amsterdam, you might not notice a line of bubbles moving across the surface. But underwater, a tube stretches along the bottom of the canal, pushing air upward. It’s a pilot test of new technology, called the  Great Bubble Barrier, designed to help catch plastic…

Icy crash leads to act of kindness

Good News Notes: “On Wednesday night, a Facebook post with thousands of shares highlights a Lincoln teen’s honesty in a situation. The post has more than 7,000 likes and 6,000 shares. It shows pictures of a Lincoln teen who hit a woman’s mailbox and then stopped to say sorry and offer to pay to fix…

Group Starts New Initiative To Reduce Tulsa Animal Euthanasia

Good News Notes: “A new statewide initiative is hoping to reduce the number of cats and dogs euthanized in Oklahoma shelters. A group called Common Bonds announced their statewide goals in Tulsa on Tuesday afternoon. Common Bonds said the latest data shows about 13,000 animals were euthanized in shelters across Oklahoma last year, and they…

Meijer aiming to reduce food waste with app rollout in all stores

 Good News Notes: “Grocery chain Meijer announced on Tuesday its plans to expand an initiative to reduce food waste in all of its stores by the end of 2020. The initiative allows shoppers to purchase food items nearing their sell-by date at discounted prices through an app called Flashfood.” View the whole story here: https://www.wthr.com/article/meijer-aiming-reduce-food-waste-app-rollout-all-stores

Hero fighters rescue Atlanta mom, children from burning apartment

 Good News Notes: “Atlanta firefighters say it took a combination of teamwork and training to successfully rescue a young mother and her two children from a burning apartment fire on Cleveland Avenue in the early morning hours of January 17.” “Officials are also applauding the actions of two particular firefighters  – Dustin Sikes, a rookie…

FDA Expands Access to Ecstasy Drug for PTSD Therapy

Good News Notes: “Iraq War veteran Jonathan Lubecky was deployed to Balad Air Base in 2006, where mortar attacks became part of daily life. During one enemy strike, Lubecky was knocked unconscious, suffering a  traumatic brain injury. His overall combat experience resulted in post-traumatic stress disorder. After leaving the Army in 2009, he tried many treatments,…

Glad Introduces Recyclable Food Bags Through TerraCycle’s Loop Program

Good News Notes: “The Clorox Company’s Glad business recently announced that it has introduced recyclable food bags as part of its integration with TerraCycle’s Loop pilot program in the US. Through this program, consumers will be able to order the products online and then receive and recycle their favorite food bags through a reusable steel container and…

Rhode Island Is 1st US State To Commit To 100% Renewable By 2030

Good News Notes: “In the annual State of the State speech to lawmakers, the Democratic governor called for addressing climate change “with urgency.” Raimondo celebrated the announcement for the full transition to fully renewable energy but also cautioned that the climate crisis demanded no less action. ‘When we meet this goal, Rhode Island will be the first…

Starbucks Just Committed to the Environment in a Huge Way

Good News Notes: “They’ve developed a 5-point plan to make this goal a reality: Expanding plant-based options, migrating toward a more environmentally friendly menu. Shifting from single-use to reusable packaging. Investing in innovative and regenerative agricultural practices, reforestation, forest conservation and water replenishment in Starbucks supply chain. Investing in better ways to manage waste, both in Starbucks…